Protect Life An Edge Night on the Fifth Commandment About This Night This Edge Night begins with a Gather game where the youth will be challenged to protect a fragile egg from attackers and get it from one side of the room to the other. The Proclaim discusses the fifth commandment, thou shall not kill, and teaches the youth about how this commandment protects human life at all stages. The Break uses an activity in small groups that helps the youth understand the importance of self-care and how that is a part of this commandment. The Edge Night ends with a Send where the youth have an opportunity to give thanks for the many blessings in their lives and for their own life as a gift from God. Goal of This Night The goal of this Edge Night is for the youth to come to an understanding of the fifth commandment and that every single human life deserves dignity and respect from natural birth until natural death. Catechism # 2258 - 2317 Scripture Mark 12:30 -31 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Colossians 4:2 Key Concepts – Human life is sacred because it is a gift from God. Every human life is important and that is why God gives us the fifth commandment, thou shall not kill. – The presence of anger and hatred, while they are feelings, often lead to violence and destruction — that is why in addition to the commandment to not kill, Jesus adds to it that we should not live in anger, hatred, or vengeance. (CCC 2259-2262) – Our life and our physical health are gifts from God, and we must take care of ourselves. (CCC 2288) End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Edge Night! If you would like the full version of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.